Chinde Point, Petrified Forest NP, looking north along drive tour late afternoon in the Fall. It reveals both beauty and corruption. There has been massive erosion among the clayey betonite reddish buttes and mesas that could reflect the residue of Noah's Flood. There are dead trees as well as other vegetation that have become dormant for the upcoming winter. Before the Fall of Adam and Eve there were probably not seasons; though plants would have been for eating. (JGL photograph)
The Beauty of God's Creation
The "Bee Plant" "Cleome serrulata (syn. Peritoma serrulata), commonly known as Rocky Mountain beeplant/beeweed, stinking-clover, bee spider-flower, skunk weed, Navajo spinach, and guaco is an annual plant in the genus Cleome. Many species of insects are attracted to it, especially bees, which helps in the pollination of nearby plants. It is native to southern Canada and western and central United States. This plant has often been used for food, to make dyes for paint, and as a treatment in traditional medicine." From Wikipedia 10-25-17.
Coin (examples) in the Teachings of Christ
Widow’s Mite Book of Mark 12:
41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Tribute Money (A Roman Denarius) Book of Matthew 22:
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? 21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
Shekel (Probably from Tyre) Book of Exodus 30:
11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
12 When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the Lord, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.
13 This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the Lord.
14 Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the Lord.
15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the Lord, to make an atonement for your souls.
All from King James Version public domain at https://www.biblegateway.com
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Harmful genetic mutations are building up in every human being (and probably every life form). This is causing increasing debilitation of Human Life as it is passed on to each new generation. Man is becoming genetically more corrupted (broken down). This is consistent with the impact of sin affecting the Creation since the Fall, and argues directly against evolutionary assumptions. See link below for video and more information on genetic entropy. The video includes testimonies by Dr Robert Carter and Dr John Sanford Both are leading geneticists.
Dr Jeffry Tompkins also has provided an excellent article on genetic entropy. See Link below.
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